Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Laundry Room Makeover - Shortening the Laundry Cart

I decided that my laundry room needed some sprucing up. In the process I painted, built shelves, built a drying rack and more. I actually did most of this in one week. But as it usually goes around here, there were finishing touches that took me a bit longer to complete. I'm finally done so I can start sharing it all with you.

The first thing I did was to shorten this little laundry cart. I've had this thing for several years and it's always been just a tad long for the space.
Shortening the Laundry Cart
I could never quite open the door all the way.

It was an easy fix that took under 10 minutes. Why did I wait so long to do this?

Shortening the Laundry Cart
I began by disassembling the cart and marking where to cut.

Shortening the Laundry Cart
Then I grabbed the pipe cutters from the garage. {If you've ever had to put in a sprinkling system, then you probably have some of these too.}

Shortening the Laundry Cart
I found that this is really plastic, not pvc, so the cut was a little jagged. Not a big deal though since it just slides into the corner pieces anyway. I did this with both the top pieces and the bottom pieces.
One of them had broken a few years ago and so I had replaced it with a wooden dowel. I simply cut that piece with a saw.

Shortening the Laundry Cart
I put it back together and now I can open the door completely!

I did end up replacing the blue mesh bags for white ones. Here's a sneak peek.

Shortening the Laundry Cart

Next up:
How to Build  a Shelf
Another way to Build a Shelf
DIY Drying Rack
Clothesline Craft
Before and After Pictures

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